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  • Posted on Tue Jun 17, 2014
      TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES “STORIES FROM DEEP IN THE HEART” SUMMER INSTITUTE   Local Teachers, Administrators, and Students Will Create Audio Stories   Stories Will be Shared in a Free, Public Presentation on July 18     Austin, Texas – June 9, 2014 – Texas Folklife is pleased to announce the “Stories from Deep in the Heart” 2014 Summer Audio and...
  • Posted on Sat Jun 7, 2014
    THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER GREAT YEAR! Press for Accordion Kings and Queens 2014:  The Monitor: http://www.themonitor.com/entertainment/regional-ramblings-upcoming-conjunto-events-include-anniversary/article_94e9891a-ecde-11e3-bf64-001a4bcf6878.html Culture Map Houston: http://houston.culturemap.com/news/entertainment/06-01-14-miller-outdoor-theatre-kicks-off-the-summer-season-with-5-...

    Accordion Kings & Queens 2014

  • Posted on Wed May 7, 2014
    TEXAS FOLKLIFE RECEIVES GRAMMY FOUNDATION AND STILL WATER FOUNDATION GRANTS  Grants to Support Archival Preservation Efforts    Austin, Texas – May 7, 2014 – Texas Folklife has been awarded two grants to support the organization’s ongoing archival preservation efforts. Texas Folklife received $10,000 in general operating and project support from the Still Water Foundation...
  • Posted on Mon May 5, 2014
    TEXAS FOLKLIFE RECEIVES NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS AWARD Grant to Support “Stories from Deep in the Heart” 2014 Summer Institute         Austin, Texas – April 25, 2014 – National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced last week that Texas Folklife is one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant...
  • Posted on Tue Feb 13, 2018
    Excerpt of a review from the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, a Texas State Historical Association publication, about the book "The Upshaws of County Line: An American Family" by Richard S. Orton "In The Upshaws of County Line: An American Family, documentary photographer Richard Orton chronicles the Upshaws, an African American family of the rural East Texas community of County...
  • Posted on Tue Dec 19, 2017
    Saturday, April 10, 2004 Paramount Theatre, Austin Texas Folklife Resources presented a tribute to international music legend Freddy Fender as part of the 10th season of its Folk Masters Series. Called the "Mexican Elvis" in the 1950s, Freddy Fender, born Baldemar Huerta in San Benito, was one of the first crossover artists; his songs and albums have been in the top 10 on both country and pop...
  • Posted on Thu Apr 6, 2017
    TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES THE 2017 BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST FINALISTS Contest Finals and Concert to be held at the Bullock Museum on Saturday, April 22 (1pm-5pm)  The judges’ decisions are in! Texas Folklife is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 Big Squeeze Accordion Contest. Finalists will compete on Saturday April 22nd at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum...
  • Posted on Tue Mar 21, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com                                                 ...
  • Posted on Tue Dec 6, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com                                                 ...
  • Posted on Wed Jul 23, 2014
     TEXAS FOLKLIFE AND TEXAS DANCE HALL PRESERVATION, INC. PRESENT “FESTIVAL OF TEXAS FIDDLING”  Saturday, December 6, 2014 Noon to 11:30 pm Twin Sisters Dance Hall Blanco, TX Multicultural Texas fiddle extravaganza with WORKSHOPS by TX fiddle masters Brian Marshall (Texas Polish), Ed Poullard (Cajun), and Howard Raines (old time)   SHOWCASES by  Mia Orosco (TX contest...

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